mpg123: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200904-15

An error in mpg123 might allow for the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-sound/mpg123 on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.7.2
Unaffected versions >= 1.7.2

Background

mpg123 is a realtime MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 audio player for layers 1, 2 and 3.

Description

The vendor reported a signedness error in the store_id3_text() function in id3.c, allowing for out-of-bounds memory access.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open an MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3) file containing a specially crafted ID3 tag, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All mpg123 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/mpg123-1.7.2"

References

Release Date
April 16, 2009

Latest Revision
April 16, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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